The Plains Vintage Railway and Historical Museum
PO Box 5051
Tinwald, Ashburton 7700
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 308 9600
Vulcan 'RM' 50
Next Running:
28 December 2014
Dubs A 64

From Tiny Pioneer Steam...

A 64 built by Dubs & Co, Glasgow, in 1873

Ja 1260

To Mainline Giants...

Dunedin's Hillside Workshops' Ja 1260 of 1952

K 88

World Famous Locomotives...

"Washington" or K 88 - Built in 1877 by Rogers Locomotive Works was retrieved from a river bank and restored

RM 50

And Speed Record Holders...

Vulcan Railcar RM50 - New Zealands Official Rail Speed Record Holder

RM 50

The Plains Is Home to Them All...

The Plains Station - the former Chertsey Station

Plains Museum

And Much Much More!

Inside the Printing Works building

Historic Buildings

Historic Buildings...

The Historic Church and Cottage were moved to our site in the 1970's

Recreated Shops

Recreated Shops...

Featuring all manner of once every day items

Vintage Machinery

And Vintage Machinery Galore!

From Tractors and Traction Engines to Trench Diggers and Binders

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The Plains Vintage Railway & Historical Museum

For A Truely Heritage Experience...

Train travel must be the most romantic and relaxing form of travel ever created. Add a touch of olde world elegance in the form of an Edwardian era train and top off with a steam locomotive straight out of New Zealand's pioneering past and you've got it all. The sun sparkles on the locomotive's brass work as it chuffs sedately along, through the pleasant pastoral countryside. Smoke and steam drift back along the train from its funnel as the cars gently rock and creak along behind, their wheels singing out that once familiar clickety-clack sound as they roll by...

Ah yes, at The Plains Vintage Railway & Historical Museum that's just where the truly heritage experience begins!